Logging

Standards

Exposures to hazards in logging are addressed in specific OSHA standards for general industry. This section highlights OSHA standards and documents related to logging.

OSHA Standards

Frequently Cited Standards

OSHA maintains a listing of the most frequently cited standards for specified 2-6-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes. Please refer to OSHA's Frequently Cited OSHA Standards page for additional information. For Forestry and Logging use NAICS code 113 in the NAICS search box.

Other Highlighted Standards

General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
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1910 Subpart G - Occupational Health and Environmental Control

1910.95, Occupational noise exposure.

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1910 Subpart O - Machinery and Machine Guarding

1910.212, General requirements for all machines.

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State Standards

There are 28 OSHA-approved State Plans, operating state-wide occupational safety and health programs. State Plans are required to have standards and enforcement programs that are at least as effective as OSHA's and may have different or more stringent requirements.

Note: These are NOT OSHA regulations. However, they do provide guidance from their originating organizations related to worker protection.

Additional Federal Register notices

Note: The notices in this list provide additional information that is not necessarily connected to a specific OSHA standard highlighted on this Safety and Health Topics page.

Preambles to Final Rules
Additional Directives

Note: The directives in this list provide additional information that is not necessarily connected to a specific OSHA standard highlighted on this Safety and Health Topics page.

Additional Letters of Interpretation

Note: The letters in this list provide additional information that is not necessarily connected to a specific OSHA standard highlighted on this Safety and Health Topics page.

National Consensus

Note: These are NOT OSHA regulations. However, they do provide guidance from their originating organizations related to worker protection.

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

  • B175.1, Safety Requirements for Gasoline-Powered Chain Saws
  • Z87.1, American National Standard for Occupational and Educational Eye and Face Protection Devices. Joint standard with the International Safety Equipment Association. (ISEA).
  • Z89.1, American National Standard for Industrial Head Protection. Joint standard with the International Safety Equipment Association. (ISEA).

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

  • B56 Standards. The ANSI/ITDSF Safety Standards B56.1 (low lift and high lift trucks); B56.6 (rough terrain forklifts); B-56.8 (personnel and burden carriers); B56.9 (operator controlled industrial tow tractors) and B-56.10 (manually propelled high lift trucks) are very explicit on right of way. Joint Standards with the Industrial Truck Standards Development Foundation (ITSTF).

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

  • J185, Recommended Practice for Access Systems for Off-Road Machines
  • J231, Minimum Performance Criteria for Falling Object Protective Structures (FOPS)
  • J386, Operator Restraint Systems for Off-Road Work Machines
  • J397, Deflection Limiting Volume-ROPS/FOPS Laboratory Evaluation
  • J1040, Performance Criteria for Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) for Construction, Earthmoving, Forestry, and Mining Machines
  • J185, Access Systems for Off-Road Machines
  • J1356, Minimum Performance Criteria for Falling Object Guards for Excavators
  • J386, Operator Restraint System for Off-Road Work Machines
  • J397, Deflection Limiting Volume-Protective Structures Laboratory Evaluation
  • J2267, Minimum Performance Criteria for Operator Front Protective Structure (OFPS) for Certain Equipment